Different Names for Columbus Day
Columbus Day, also known as the Day of the Race, is celebrated on the 12th of October in many countries. While it is recognized as a national holiday in the United States and the Bahamas
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Slide1Dí a de la Raza
Slide2el 12 de octubreKnown as: Columbus Day-- United States D ía de la Raza-- many countries of L.A. Discovery Day--the Bahamas Día de la Hispanidad (Fiesta Nacional)-- Spain Día de las Américas-- Uruguay Día de las Culturas--Costa Rica Día de la Resistencia Indígena--Venezuela
Slide3The History• Celebrated since late 1800s, officially since early 1900. • The Irish established St Pat’s Day • Italians want to celebrate 400th anniversary of discovery
Slide4Why celebrate Columbus Day?• Courage and navigational skills • First to bring real contact between the new & old worlds • Provide way of escape from European tyranny • Transformed & enlarged world • Shaped world history
Slide5Why celebrate Día de la Raza ? • Celebrates the many races present in Latino heritage • Gives recognition to all ethnic groups & cultural heritage • Fusion of cultures seen as positive • Praise the uniqueness of the mestizo race
Slide6How to celebrate?• Government offices & some businesses close. • Military parades in Spain. • Cultural festivals, fairs, performances • Events to highlight Hispanic contributions to world • NYC has largest Columbus Day parade in U.S.
Slide7Names tell us something• Columbus Day (U.S.) • D ía de la Raza (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras…) • Día de las Culturas (C.R.) • Discovery Day (Bahamas) • Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Venezuela)
Slide8The Controversy• When natives befriend, Europeans conquer • Goal to gain wealth and impose culture • Violence, subjugation, slavery • “Most villainous day there could ever be in America.” (Mexican historian)
Slide9Results of Controversy• More attention paid to plight of indigenous people • Improved working and living conditions • Recognition of contributions of indigenous groups • Official recognition of various languages • Some places no longer recognize the holiday.
Slide10What do you think?